Amy Winehouse’s Official Cause Of Death Ruled As Due To Alcohol

Well, if we’re really getting technical…

Coroner Suzanne Greenaway has issued a verdict of “death by misadventure” — the same cause of death famously given for Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones in 1969 — according to the AP, stating that Winehouse’s demise in London on July 23 was the result of intentionally choosing to drink alcohol, no matter the risks. Winehouse’s blood alcohol content at the time of her death was more than five times above the legal drunk-driving level, a pathologist reportedly said today at the singer’s inquest — enough to stop her breathing. Per Winehouse’s doctor, Dr. Christina Romete, the singer had abstained from alcohol for a period of time, but taken up drinking again in the days before her death. A detective stated empty vodka bottles were recovered from her bedroom.

Death By Misadventure? I guess here’s where I would make a “Rehab” pun, but I just don’t have it in me on this day. I can’t even begin to imagine what her family has gone through, especially now having to live with a death labeled essentially the closest thing to ‘death by partying.’

Let’s remember the good times:

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Via Spin

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PLAYLISTS for 10/23/11 on THE PEAK and WDHA

107.1 The Peak

Anything Anything DRAMARAMA
Show Me JOE TEX
Show Me the Way THE CRANBERRIES
The Way it is THE VON EHRICS
Street Songs ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO
Mainstreet DEER TICK
Mary Street THE BANGLES
Mother Mary FOXBORO HOT TUBS
Mother’s Lullabye GIRL IN A COMA
The Examiners JOHN WESLEY HARDING (Happy bday Wes)
Erie Canal BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and SESSIONS BAND (Happy anniversary Erie Canal)
Bela Lugosi’s Dead BAUHAUS (happy bday Bela)
Wolfman BOBBY FULLER FOUR (happy bday Bobby)
Breaking the Law JUDAS PRIEST (happy bday Glenn Tipton)
Breakin’ the Law THE BABIES
Rock your Baby WANDA JACKSON (happy bday Wanda)
Refugee (alt version) TOM PETTY (happy bday Tom)
Wheel of Fortune KAY STARR (happy bday Pat Sajak)
Someone take the Wheel REPLACEMENTS
In my Tree (live montreal ’05) PEARL JAM
Cherry Tree 10,000 MANIACS (Happy bday Natalie)
Family Tree JOHN EDDIE
Feed the Tree BELLY
Death of Glory SOCIAL DISTORTION
Glory TELEVISION (happy Bday Richard Lloyd)
Glory Hallejuah FRANK TURNER

105.5 WDHA

Anything Anything DRAMARAMA
King’s Highway (Live) TOM PETTY (Happy bday Tom)
Kings Road TOM PETTY
Mainstreet DEER TICK
Main Street BOB SEGER
I’m finding it harder to be a Gentleman WHITE STRIPES
Gentleman Caller JOHN WESLEY HARDING (happy bday Wes)
Fancy Beer TWO MAN GENTLEMAN BAND
Sweet Goddess of Love and Beer POPA CHUBBY
Annette’s got the hits REDD KROSS
Bikini Beach ANNETTE (happy bday Annette)
Bikini Girls with Machine Guns THE CRAMPS
But I’m Yours PETER and LOIS GRIFFIN (Happy bday Seth McFarlane)
Take me I’m yours SQUEEZE
I wanna be yours SCOTT KEMPNER
Living after Midnght JUDAS PRIEST (happy bday Glenn Tipton)
Midnight Shift BUDDY HOLLY
Midnight Show KILLERS
Bela Lugosi’s Dead BAUHAUS (happy bday Bela)
Another one rides the Bus WEIRD AL YANKOVIC (Happy bday Weird Al)
Does this bus stop at 82nd Street (live 75) BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and E STREET
Kiss me on the Bus REPLACEMENTS
Let her dance SPITBALLS (happy bday Bobby Fuller)
Past Time BASEBALL PROJECT
I Love Mickey TERESA BREWER (Happy bday Mickey Mantle)
Mickey TONI BASIL
The judge’s Daughter GREEN DAY
the Funky Judge BULL and THE MATADORS (happy bday Judge Judy)
Judy’s Party JOHN EDDIE
Judy is a Punk RAMONES
Judy Go Home RIVERDALES

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New Music by Chairlift

Chairlift is a synth-pop act based in Brooklyn, New York. In recent years, they’ve been featured in an iPod commercial, and were nominated for an MTV Video Music Award, yet they still remain fairly unknown in the music world.

The duo, made up of Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly, are set to release their second album Something in late January. After a brief tour with James Blake, Chairlift have revealed their latest single “Sidewalk Safari.” It’s set to open their upcoming album. Check it out below.

In 2010, the band’s future was unclear after original member Aaron Pfenning left in order to pursue a solo career. But Polacheck and Wimberly decided to go on without him, and returned in the summer to release their single “Amanaemonesia.” Chairlift have been on a roll ever since.

Check out “Amanaemonesia”:

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Uncovering Big Black Delta

In UFO folklore, a Big Black Delta is a massive triangular aircraft. There have been sightings of these mysterious ships since the 1980’s, even by Dan Akroyd himself. Yes, Ray the Ghostbuster. It’s true. Recently, a certain Big Black Delta has been seen in LA night clubs. This one isn’t from outer space, but it makes music that’s been considered “otherworldly” to those California club goers.


In this case, “it” is the drum and synth heavy project from Jonathan Bates, perhaps better known as the bassist and vocalist of Mellowdrone. While Bates caters to a lofi indie-rock crowd with Mellowdrone, his solo project gives him the opportunity to experiment with a darker electronic sound. Big Black Delta’s latest single “Betamax” is the perfect representation of his new venture. Check it out below.

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In a live setting, Bates moves around the stage like a young Iggy Pop, and is accompanied by two female drummers. Big Black Delta’s music has been appropriately compared to electronic acts like The Knife and M83. The latter even worked with him on the “Fall” remix, featured on Daft Punk’s Tron Legacy R3CONF1GUR3D. BBDLP1, the aptly titled debut album of Bate’s goth solo project was released last month, and can be downloaded here. The LP’s stand out track, “Huggin And Kissin”, can be streamed below.

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Anything, Anything Podcast – Garland Jeffreys

Rich sits down with Garland Jeffreys. This episode features live exclusive performances of Rebel Love, Gotta Get Away From this World, I May Not be Your Kind, I’m Alive, Wild in the Streets, Coney Island Winter and a bootleg version of ROCK from a Springsteen holiday show.

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Jay-Z And Kanye West Sued Over Soul Sample

Out of all the high-priced sampled used on “Watch The Throne” it seems Jay-Z and Kanye forgot to give one OG artist due credit.

According The Hollywood Reporter, 1960s and ’70s hitmaker Syl Johnson claims West, Jay-Z, and their labels, UMG and Def Jam, used part of his song “Different Strokes” on “The Joy” and put it out this summer without permission, credit, or payment. In the complaint filed in Illinois federal court, Johnson says West had wanted to put the sample on his solo release My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy but couldn’t get permission. Using the uncleared sample on one album after being unable to clear it for a prior album allegedly constitutes knowing and willful misappropriation.

Not that Hove and Yeezy don’t have the cash to pay it off or anything. In any case though, that shit cray.

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The Stone Roses To Reunite In 2012

The Stone Roses, one album legends of modern UK rock, are reuniting for two shows at Manchester’s Heaton Park, on June 29 and 30. A 2012 world tour will be announced soon. More details can be found over at their website.

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British Fans Campaign For Nirvana To Be This Year’s Christmas #1

It’s been a longstanding honor over in the UK to be the top song in Britain on Christmas Day. But in 2009, a Facebook campaign changed that, with a successful push to get “Killing In The Name Of” by Rage Against The Machine to the X-mas #1 spot.

Well this year, Brits are trying to make magic happen again and get Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” to the top spot on the 20th anniversary of Nevermind.

According to NME:

A Facebook campaign has been launched in a bid to help Nirvana‘s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ to the UK’s Christmas Number One spot ahead of the winner of this year’s X Factor.

The ‘Nirvana For Christmas No. 1’ group, which has nearly 10,000 members, has been set up as a response to what they perceive as “bullying” tactics by the reality show after they named one of this year’s acts after a children’s charity and refused to change it.

Our luck goes out to the Nirvana Facebook camp in their earnest goal of trouncing The X-Factor.

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Stream The New Tom Waits Album, “Bad As Me”

According to Pitchfork:

If you’re on the Tom Waits mailing list, today you’ll receive a unique code (plus five codes for five friends) to hear a stream of the album on the Bad as Me website. If you’re not on the mailing list, you can head to the album’s website and request to join, after which you will receive an invite to the “listening party.”

Bad as Me is released October 25 in the U.S., and October 24 in Europe via Anti-.

I guess that video he posted a couple months back about a private listening party weren’t kidding.

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PLAYLISTS for 10/16/11 on THE PEAK AND WDHA

107.1 The Peak

Anything Anything DRAMARAMA
BJ and the Bear Theme GREG EVIGAN (happy bday Greg)
Too Much Monkey Business ELVIS PRESLEY
Nadine CHUCK BERRY (happy bday Chuck)
Little Queenie BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and E STREET BAND
Sidewalk Queen WYLDLIFE
Out of the Darkness LITTLE STEVEN
Rock and Roll Love Letter RECORDS
Letter to Lainie RIVER CITY EXTENSION
In your letter REO SPEEDWAGON (happy bday Gary Richrath)
Everyday I write the book (live) ELVIS COSTELLO
We are Young FUN. featuring JANELLE MONAE
Putting on the Ritz GENE WILDER and PETER BOYLE (happy bday Peter)
Another girl another planet (live Ritz 87) REPLACEMENTS
Signals from Saturn ROSE DUBATS
Planet Tokyo PUFFY AMIYUMI
Fo Luo Yi De Al Shang Lin Xi CANDY LO (happy bday Candy)
Hong Kong Garden SIOUXIE and THE BANSHEES
Holiday NAZARETH (happy bday Dan McCafferty)
Hazy Shade of Winter (2011 Acoustic) BANGLES *(happy bday Paul Simon)
That’s entertainment MIKE and CAROL BRADY (happy bday Robert Reed)
That’s entertainment MORRISSEY
Smart GIRL IN A COMA
I’ve done everything for you RICK SPRINGFIELD (happy bday Sammy Hagar)
Please Don’t tease CLIFF RICHARD (happy bday Cliff)
Pretty Please THE QUICK
Back in your head (live) TEGAN AND SARA
Eve of Destruction RED ROCKERS (happy bday Barry McGuire)
Bombs Away BOB WEIR (happy bday Bob)
You gotta walk Don’t look back PETER TOSH and MICK JAGGER (happy bday Peter)

105.5 WDHA

Anything Anything DRAMARAMA
Putting on the Ritz GENE WILDER and PETER BOYLE (happy bday Peter)
Favorite Thing (live Ritz 87) REPLACEMENTS
Wake up exhausted (live) TEGAN AND SARA
Tired of Waking up Tired THE DIODES
Tired of singing trouble REM
Sweet Little Sixteen BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and E STREET BAND
Sweet Little Rock and Roller CHUCK BERRY (happy bday Chuck)
Too Much Monkey Business STEVE FORBERT
BJ and the Bear Theme GREG EVIGAN (happy bday Greg)
Dance Like a Monkey NEW YORK DOLLS
Rebel Love (Live WDHA) GARLAND JEFFREYS
Rebel Girl BIKINI KILL
Animal (live 03) PEARL JAM
You can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd ROGER MILLER
Great White Buffalo AMBOY DUKES
Japanese Buffalo CAGE THE ELEPHANT
Glen Falls QUEEN CITY STATION
Sound of Silence THE DICKIES (happy bday Paul Simon)
Boxer GASLIGHT ANTHEM
I am rock therefore i am THE FOOLS
One eyed Fool GIRL IN A COMA
Three Marlenas WALLFLOWERS
Three Lock Box SAMMY HAGAR (happy bday Sammy)
Black Boom Box JESSE MALIN
Hope in just one day BLACK and BLUE (happy bday Candy Lo)
I need a miracle (10/16/89 Meadowlands) GRATEFUL DEAD (happy bday Bob Weir)
It’s a miracle BARRY MANILOW
Miracle Man ELVIS COSTELLO
Ridin’ the Storm out REO SPEEDWAGON (happy bday Gary Richrath)
Eve of Destruction JOHNNY THUNDERS (happy bday Barry McGuire)

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